Further in the hearing, Pichai was asked if Google could improve its user dashboard and tools to better teach people how to protect their privacy, including turning off data collection and location tracking.
Tor Browser 8.0.4 contains updates to Tor (0.3.4.9), OpenSSL (1.0.2q) and other bundle components. setting back the sandboxing level to 5 on Windows (the Firefox default), after working around some Tor Launcher interference causing a broken Tor Browser experience.
This release fixes many security vulnerabilities. Upgrades and changes Add a confirm dialog between downloading and applying an automatic upgrade to control better when the network is disabled and prevent partially applied upgrades. Update Thunderbird to 60.3.0. Download Tails 3.11.
Earlier in the year, it was revealed that the company also allowed a third-party application (Cambridge Analytica) to take the data of over 80 million users, which, though less technical than other hacks, was still significant.
Google+ has suffered another data leak, and Google has decided to shut down the consumer version of the social network four months earlier than it originally planned.
Technical capability notice: A notice issued by the attorney general, requiring tech companies to “build a new capability” to decrypt communications for law enforcement.
The question is will they use their time to actually query one of the most powerful companies on the planet about some of the big issues -- like data privacy, China and censorship -- facing Google.
Stingray devices make use of this vulnerability. Stingray devices are smarter than the apps and can easily outsmart the latter. How to stay safe from Stingray attacks
Although Ghorbaniyan and Khorashadizadeh are not suspected of orchestrating the attacks, they are accused of processing 7,000 bitcoin transactions linked to the scam and converting the money to Iranian rial. It will publicly de-anonymize crypto addresses and prohibit transactions if it suspects illegal activity.
Facebook has always maintained that it only collected data from users who opted in, but in a tranche of internal emails obtained as part of a lawsuit against the company and released by the digital, culture, media and sport committee, employees discuss how to minimise the amount of consent they would need to ask for to begin the collection.
Xaxis GroupM, the media investment group that sits within the world's largest advertising holding company WPP, is forming a new data and technology unit called mPlatform.
California’s data privacy law, enacted in June, is a critical step forward to protect the privacy and security of technology users’ data. The letter also calls for improvements to strengthen the CCPA and cement California’s role as a privacy leader.
"As Tumblr continues to grow and evolve, and our understanding of our impact on our world becomes clearer, we have a responsibility to consider that impact across different age groups, demographics, cultures and mindsets," the company said in a statement about its decision to ban adult content.
“Torontonians want more affordable housing, faster ways to get around the city, safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists, [and] a cleaner and healthier environment,” says a statement from Jesse Shapins, Sidewalk Labs’s director of public realm.
As a subsequent post explained, a formal GDPR complaint has been submitted to the data protection authorities in the UK and in Ireland, asking them to investigate the use of real-time bidding systems by Google and other ad-tech companies.
Bitcoinist spoke with Adam Todd, CEO of Digitex Futures, a trading platform that aims to become a commission-free, non-custodial ‘BitMEX’ for cryptocurrencies built on Ethereum.
Exactly what the U.K.’s solution looks like isn’t entirely clear, but Mustafa Al-Bassam, a PhD student at University College London, said that the ability for users to verify their keys — which proves the identity of a person in a conversation — in an end-to-end messaging app is “is going to be increasingly important” to prevent government manipulation.
The spy agencies would be allowed to order a company to silently add government snoops to conversations, presumably turning off any notifications that alert users to the fact that a new person has been added to the chat, or an existing one changed.
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Necuno Solutions is working with open source mobile communities and intends to make their hardware a welcoming platform for Free and open source operating systems in the mobile ecosystem.
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Some ad tech firms, like Cuebiq, say they don’t share location data with their clients and that there would be no reason for advertisers to pinpoint individual users with their mobile ad IDs. But privacy advocates are suspicious of these claims because correlating data could be useful to advertisers in targeting potential customers.
So as long as you have the public key, you can send a message. In terms of cryptocurrencies, you can send coins to a wallet if you have its public key. You might wonder why private and public keys are such long strings of characters and numbers.
North Yorkshire Police said today they're not pursuing a criminal case against the researcher who found a vulnerability in a mobile app developed by the York city council.
You visit the website of an international immigrants' rights group, a fact that is available to the government through mass Internet surveillance. We don't yet know which subversive ideas and illegal acts of today will become political causes and positive social change tomorrow, but they're around.
Security investigator KrebsOnSecurity discovered a vulnerability on USPS' website that allowed anyone to see online users' street addresses, usernames, phone number and other personal information. KrebsOnSecurity discovered a vulnerability on USPS' website that allowed anyone to see online users' street addresses, usernames, phone number and other personal information